Omega-3 Fish Oil for the Treatment of Depression

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.

Can Omega-3 Fish Oil help Depression?

Omega-3 Fish Oil may help depression by inducing an antidepressant effect.

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written on August 9, 2021 

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It is hard to tell whether or not it is effective.


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I can’t really say it solves my depression all the time, but there have been 2 or three times where I would have depression for 3+ weeks and when I took a …

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